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Martin E. Trapp

Born: Apr 18, 1877

Death: Jul 26, 1951

Birthplace: Robinson

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Martin E. Trapp

Date of Birth : Apr 18, 1877
Date of Death : Jul 26, 1951
Birth Place : Robinson

Martin Edwin Trapp was an American state auditor, governor and lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma's third lieutenant governor, he was the first to become governor not through an election but instead due to the previous governor's impeachment. Trapp served as the first state auditor and third lieutenant governor of Oklahoma. When Governor Jack Walton was impeached and removed from office, Trapp became the sixth governor of Oklahoma. As governor, he was responsible for the establishment of a state bureau of investigation, conservation programs, and his attempts to join the Ku Klux Klan. He began his political career serving as the county clerk of Logan County in Oklahoma Territory. Trapp died in 1951 and is buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Statesman

Also known as


  • Martin Trapp

Spouse


  • Lula Strang
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